Ciceros Topica: Edited with an Introduction, Translation, and Commentary

Hardcover | June 11, 2004

byTobias Reinhardt

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Cicero's Topica is one of the canonical texts on ancient rhetorical theory. This is the first full-scale commentary on this work, and the first critical edition that is informed by a full analysis of its transmission. Cicero recommends an Aristotelian theory of argumentation to an expert onRoman law. The introduction and the commentary seek to elucidate the exact origins of the theory of argument used by Cicero and explain how it works. Moreover, since Cicero's suggestions for a reform of Roman civil law have parallels in similar efforts within the legal profession, Tobias Reinhardtconsiders how much common ground there is between Cicero and the jurists.

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Cicero's Topica is one of the canonical texts on ancient rhetorical theory. This is the first full-scale commentary on this work, and the first critical edition that is informed by a full analysis of its transmission. Cicero recommends an Aristotelian theory of argumentation to an expert onRoman law. The introduction and the commentary...

Tobias Reinhardt is Fellow and Tutor in Classics at Somerville College, Oxford

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:452 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 1.06 inPublished:June 11, 2004Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Introduction1. The Topica in Cicero's Oeuvre2. A Short History of the Topos3. The Anonymous Seguerianus4. The Legal Aspect of the Topica5. The Transmission of the TopicaLatin text with facing translationAppendix CriticaCommentary